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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Shawn David Sansom

11/29/1972 - 3/17/2024

Shawn David Sansom, age 51, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 17th, 2024. Born on November 29, 1972, he lived a full and vibrant life from beginning to end and touched the lives of many people along the way.

Shawn was an artist, poet, musician, and devout music lover. A Master CNC Machinist, Shawn was thoughtful, kind and gentle, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. A friend of Bill W., he was very active, and a dedicated GSR for his home group in Nebraska. He was giving and always respected and cared for others.

Growing up, Shawn displayed the gift of artistry and creative writing, which served as inspiration to his younger siblings and others. He played football and basketball, teaching his younger brother both skills. He enjoyed golf, drumming, playing music and gardening. He was passionate about cooking and sharing a meal with those he loved, most especially his beloved daughters and fellowship of friends, and placed in many chili cook-offs. Shawn was a dedicated Cleveland Sports fan who also loved to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeye football team and Florida Panthers hockey club.

Shawn was the loving father of Cassandra Frances Sansom and Jacqueline Michelle Sansom; dearest son of Karen Elizabeth Miller (Collins) and Richard Murray Miller; beloved brother of Launa Michelle Taylor (Sansom), Ryan Warren (Mary Ann) Sansom, Denise Anne (Jason) Marsh (Miller), Christine Sue Miller, Georgette Renee Miller and the late Tonya Rae Miller; birth son of the late David Lee Sansom; cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The Sansom family will receive friends from 1:00 -2:00 PM Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at Body of Christ Community Church, 38057 Erie Rd., Willoughby. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 PM Sunday at the church where Pastor Mike Currier will be the officiant. The Memorial Service will be livestreamed at https://youtube.com/@bodyofchristcommunitywillo1597?si=BusoHivmeGgH77rJ

Please join the family in celebrating Shawn’s Life after the memorial with refreshments in the gathering area and meeting room.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Painesville.

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7 Replies to “Shawn David Sansom”

  1. Thank you for your service Shawn. Your in my prayers. RIP


  2. Michelle Tonti March 21, 2024 at 4:34 am

    Growing up with the sansom family was filled with memories of laughter,Love and trust, sitting in the front yard at the road waving at people driving on route 306, getting drivers to beep, waving our frinds in to join us. Meeting up with shawn to catch the bus or friends would pick us up! I owned a go cart that lawson and shawn along with many other buddies spoffed up and we all take turns to test our maneuverability skills.then just gather around bomb fires. always a joy entertaining Lana and Ryan playing and singing together in the mist all the entertainment going on. There so many more fun funny loving stories, “Wish we could turn back time”


  3. R.I.P. brother Shawn
    Rest in peace and In Gods loving arms


  4. I’m totally at a loss for words. We worked together for years and always kept in touch even when we were separated by 2/3’s of the country. Im shocked that he is gone and I will miss my AA brother!


  5. I remember Shawn as a toddler biuncing around & so loving. My heartfelt sympathy to the whole family💔


  6. Edward Schaefer March 24, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    Grateful for the memories and the time we got to spend together and the opportunities to meet your daughters. Been salty for years about you cussing at my dogs while they were underneath your feet when you were trying to cook in my kitchen, but i guess its time to let that go lol…. I have only had a handful of real, true, genuine friends in my life and thankful God chose us to meet on this very short life for us all here on earth. God Bless you my brother.


  7. Shawn I will never get to pay you back for showing up that one New Year’s Day bright and early to help me move out and find much needed freedom and safety- but I will endeavor to make you proud moving forward. You will be remembered during the best week of Sagittarius season every year. Keep your face ever to the Eternal Sun. ☀️


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